Leelee Sobieski

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Date of Birth 10 June 1983, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski was born in New York on June 10, 1983. She caught the attention of a casting agent who noticed her while he was scouting the cafeteria of a New York City private school. The man asked her to audition for a role in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). She ended up losing the role to Kirsten Dunst, but that didn't stop her. At age 13 she co-starred in the TV movie Reunion (1994) (TV) with Marlo Thomas and a year later starred in A Horse for Danny (1995) (TV). Although she had roles in many films, it was in 1998 that she hit the big time, starring opposite Elijah Wood in Deep Impact (1998). The film, which was one of the summer's biggest hits, garnered Leelee great reviews and brought her to the attention of many casting directors. Next up was Joan of Arc (1999) (TV), which she shot in the Czech Republic and for which she received an Emmy nomination. While working on Joan of Arc (1999) (TV), she was also shooting a film with Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The film, shot under strict secrecy by the notoriously reclusive Stanley Kubrick, had Leelee cast as a teenage nymphet who tempts Cruise's character. It didn't turn out to be quite the summer blockbuster expected but, again, Leelee got some good reviews. While shooting the film she developed a friendship with Stanley Kubrick and was heartbroken when he died soon after its completion. Leelee went on to star with other big names: Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed (1999); Diane Lane in The Glass House (2001) and Josh Hartnett & Chris Klein in Here on Earth (2000). IMDb Mini Biography By: bcnu_84@hotmail.com Trivia Discovered by a casting director in her New York City school cafeteria. Enjoys painting, ceramics, poetry, martial arts and horseback riding. Her father is Jean Sobieski, a New York City painter, and her mother, Elizabeth, is a writer. Has a younger brother, Robert Sobieski, born 1989. Collects locks of hair from major stars appearing with her in films. Tom Cruise refused to participate when filming Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Bears such an uncanny resemblance to actress Helen Hunt that many people believe she is Hunt's younger sister. The two are not related. Is fluent in French. Australian band Primitive Whore perform a song titled "Why Leelee won't Love Me". Her father, Jean Sobieski, is a French painter who once dated actress Jean Seberg. Her mother, Elizabeth Salomon, is an American writer of half Jewish heritage. Has size 10 feet. In 2001, she matriculated with the class of 2005 at Brown University, but she has since taken time off to advance her career. She remains a popular topic of conversation of Brown students. Has an older sister. Youngest actress ever to portray Joan of Arc in a movie (Joan of Arc (1999) (TV)) and, because of that, the one who is the closest to the real age of the historical figure at the time the story takes place. Was in a relationship with screenwriter/director Frank E Flowers from late 2006 through early 2007. She didn't get her ears pierced until 2006, when she had them done at the age of 23 specially to be able to wear a pair of antique earrings given to her by her then-boyfriend. Her father, Jean Sobieski lived with French singer Dalida in Paris in the '60s. Was in a relationship with Finding Bliss co-star Matthew Davis from March through November 2008. July 17, 2009- US Weekly announced her engagement to boyfriend of approximately six months, menswear designer Adam Kimmel. Personal Quotes I think when you're doing a lead role, there is so much more pressure. If you fail, not only do you fail, but everybody else fails, too. As opposed to when it's a supporting role and it's only you that sucked. (On getting her ears pierced at the age of 23) It didn't hurt like I thought it would, but it still feels a bit weird - and I'm still getting used to the thought that I've now got bits of metal going through holes in my earlobes that weren't there when I woke up this morning, but I guess I'll get used to that...

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Birth Name

Liliane Rudabert Gloria Elsveta Sobieski

Birth Place

New York City

Birth Date

6/10/1983
Known For
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Lauren Douglas

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The Glass House

Ruby Baker

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Night Train

Chloe White

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Uprising

Tosia Altman

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Here on Earth

Samantha

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Hercules

Deianeira

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In a Dark Place

Anna Veigh

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Max

Liselore von Peltz

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Finding Bliss

Jody Balaban

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My First Mister

Jennifer

Starring In
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The Last Film Festival

Stalker

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Branded

Abby Gibbons

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Night Train

Chloe White

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Public Enemies

Polly Hamilton

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Finding Bliss

Jody Balaban

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88 Minutes

Lauren Douglas

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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Muriella

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Walk All Over Me

Alberta

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The Wicker Man

Sister Honey

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In a Dark Place

Anna Veigh

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The Elder Son

Lolita

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Hercules

Deianeira

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Dangerous Liaisons

Cécile de Volanges

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Max

Liselore von Peltz

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Uprising

Tosia Altman

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Joy Ride

Venna

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The Glass House

Ruby Baker

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Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music

Herself

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My First Mister

Jennifer

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Here on Earth

Samantha

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Eyes Wide Shut

Milich's Daughter

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Joan of Arc

Joan D'Arc

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Never Been Kissed

Aldys

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Deep Impact

Sarah Hotchner

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Die Zeit der Jugend

Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14

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Jungle 2 Jungle

Karen Kempster (as LeeLee Sobieski)

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Joyride

Venna

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A Horse for Danny

Danielle 'Danny' Fortuna

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